January 30, 2010

Another Saturday Snow

We are open. And French Circle time is beginning.

The computer rooms will also open as scheduled at noon.

Posted by library at 10:12 AM

January 14, 2010

Haitian Relief

We have been receiving calls at the desk requesting information about local relief efforts.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church will, in conjunction with the sister church, St. Camillus, hold a prayer vigil at St. Camillus Friday evening at 7 PM. They will also be collecting relief donations at all masses this weekend. For more information please call 301.891.3500

Our Lady of Sorrows is a central meeting point for Haitian residents in Takoma Park. The Creole French mass at the church is held at 2 PM on Sunday afternoons and the usual attendance is about 150 to 200, on special occasions over 450 come. The priest who conducts this mass, Father Arsene Jasmin, flew to Haiti for a retreat last Monday. His parishioners have been unable to contact him. Updated 01/15: He is now in contact with his friends and family


We are now receiving calls requesting links to various charitable organizations.

Texting Donations:
Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)

Online:
American Red Cross
CARE
AmeriCares
Doctors without Borders
Partners in Health
Save the Children
ShelterBox (US donations)
and many more:
The CNN list
The Washington Post list

Always check out the ratings of charities and beware of the plentiful scams. Do not respond to e-mail, phone, or social messaging solicitations. And if donating online, be certain you are at the authorized, official site of your chosen charity.


Posted by library at 04:48 PM

Jan. 18-23

Monday, Jan. 18 — CLOSED
Tuesday, Jan. 19:
10 a.m. — Circle Time
11 a.m. — Circle Time
Wednesday, Jan. 20:
11 a.m. — Wonderful Ones (Program is full)
1:45 — Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders — presentation on African-American history
Thursday, Jan. 21
10:30 a.m. — Spanish Circle Time
Saturday, Jan. 23
__ 10:30 a.m. — Time to Sing program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. (No registration required)

Posted by at 02:13 PM

January 12, 2010

MLK Day 2010

The Library will be closed Monday, January 18th, for Martin Luther King Day.
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" - MLK
Find a service project.

The Community Center will be closed the long weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Friday at 7 PM: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road

Monday at 2 PM: Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Awards. Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park are co-sponsors of the celebration. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda (Off Rockville Pike, just north of the Beltway)

Posted by library at 12:37 PM

January 04, 2010

January 4-9

Here's the schedule of children's programs for this week:

Tuesday, Jan. 5:
10 a.m -- Circle Time
11 a.m. -- Circle Time

Wednesday, Jan. 6
11 a.m. -- Onesies (pre-registration required)
1:45 -- Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders -- presentation on African-American history

Thursday, Jan. 7
10:30 a.m. -- Spanish Circle Time

Saturday, Jan. 9
10:30 a.m. -- Stories in Action with storyteller Arianna Ross. This program is geared to children ages 1 through 3 and their grown-ups. Pre-registration encouraged.

Posted by at 05:51 PM

January 02, 2010

Yes We're Open

Reminder: We are open today until 5 PM, but the Community Center is closed.

We are asking people using the library computer stations to limit themselves to one session, as others are waiting for access. Both the Prince Georges and Montgomery County library systems are closed today, so we are very busy.

Posted by library at 12:19 PM
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